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Update and news 12th February 2021

Dear <<First Name>>,

Living well during a pandemic – Reflection by Janet Legg Living well co-ordinator

This time last year COVID-19 was something we heard about on the news or read about in the newspapers. Who could have predicted the impact it was to have on the world? Life at Culliford House and indeed across the country has changed beyond recognition. As a Living Well Co-ordinator, it has been a privilege along with my colleagues to provide physical, social, and emotional support to our residents and their families.

The well-being of our residents has been paramount throughout the pandemic. Keeping our residents and their relatives connected but has had its challenges. We appreciate how extremely difficult it has been for everyone and for our residents to suddenly be unable to receive visits from their loved one. We have worked hard to help maintain those crucial relationships with phone calls, facetime, skype and Facebook events, Zoom, gazebo visits and now our summer house visits. These arrangements have been ‘second best’ to ‘proper’ time.

I could not write this without asking the residents their views on how the year has gone and these are some of their comments.

“Thank you all for doing a wonderful job and keeping us safe. You are helpful to us all”.
“I miss my family”.
“I enjoy being here. Very difficult not to be able to go out in the same way”.
“I’m happy enough, it’s difficult if you can’t see your family”.

As we move towards the next phase of this pandemic with vaccinations being rolled out and regular testing taking place, restrictions being gradually being eased, hopefully, in the not-too-distant future we will be able to open our doors and be able to welcome you back. What a day that will be!!!

Please do not hesitate to contact our Visiting Co-ordinator, Marnie Moors Deputy Manager if you have any questions or concerns.

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If you have any queries regarding our management of COVID-19 you can email

Website informations

COVID-19 Management Information
We have a dedicated page on our website which gives an overview of our on-going COVID-19 management.

Information will continue to be available on our website:, via email,
our Facebook page and sending out electronic newsletters via MaiChimp (previous issues can be read here).
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So, what have we been up to this last week!

Love is in the air!
This week we have been making love hearts for our tree. Talking about what made us happy as children and as adults and making a wonderful window display. Happiness cards have been sent to St Mary’s School. We hope they enjoy them!

Eyes down!
Another successful bingo session this week. A lot of laughter and fun had by all.

Trip down memory Lane

We enjoyed a trip down memory lane this week remembering old fashioned remedies and old wives tales. Residents could clearly remember cold cream, goose grease, malt yeast, cod liver oil. Counting sheep was a good way to aid sleep, wearing a copper bracelet to help with arthritis and pulling out a grey hair so two will grow back! Lovely to hear the memories and google the pictures to help us.

Forthcoming Events

Relatives Meeting 17th February 2021 at 4pm
You are invited to join us for our next virtual Relatives Meeting on Wednesday 17th February at 4.00pm. If you would like to join us and would like a link for this service.

Please email Jeanette to confirm and a link will be sent to you.

Take care and keep safe

I will continue to keep you updated weekly with what we’ve been up to and any new COVID-19 information and updates.

Take care and keep safe.

Jeanette A’Court 
Quality Manager

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